Friday Feature ~ Melinda & Jeremy Denison
My husband, Russ and I met this sweet couple when Jeremy was transferred down from Reston, VA to Atlanta, GA to work together. The chemistry was instant and we spent every chance we could to get to know this wonderful couple. Melinda and I had a crazy God story in going to the Catalyst Conference together and it was during the breaks when we would go deeper with our friendship. She was newly married and was asking questions about marriage and I was learning how incredibly talented she was with playing the piano, harp, singing, painting, lettering, etc…this girl is crazy talented! Meanwhile Jeremy was working with Russ learning all he could about outside sales. The talent is not limited to just Melinda, Jeremy is the best networker I’ve met (second to my husband, of course) and is quite the visionary. Expect to see him at Pinewood Studios one day!! It’s incredible to watch how they lean on each other during tough times. They renovated a house together and are still married! haha We love how intentional this young couple is in their marriage!
How did you meet your husband?
In 2008 I spent some time in Mexico with a missionary who happened to be one of Jeremy’s elementary school teachers. After he saw me in a picture with her on Facebook he wrote me a note. The rest is history. 🙂
How did your husband propose?
How long have you been married?
Can you honestly say, “I love you my husband as is, without requiring anything to change?” Do you ever waver on that?
How would you describe the word, “love?”
A choice. Unconditional.
Would you say that you love each other more now than earlier in our marriage?
I didn’t think it was possible but I would say yes. We love each other more now because of time spent together and memories we’ve made, but most of all making it through the hard times together. Allowing our most difficult times we’ve experienced to draw us closer instead of separating us created a deeper love and admiration for one other.
Do you see him growing more godly as the years go on? How are you measuring that?
What was one thing that surprised you after you were married?
What are you both really excited about?
We’re excited that we are now in a place in life where we can execute creative ideas that we’ve been dreaming up for the past few years. We are both creatives, and not only having our dreams align but also the resources and time to do so makes us really excited for the things ahead.
What’s one piece of advice you would share with someone before getting married?
Has your husband helped you become more mature spiritually? In what ways?
Yes. In many ways he has. One area in particular, is I struggle with perfection and am fearful of what people may think. Jeremy has continually encouraged and pushed me to overcome these fears. His consistent support has helped me build confidence. (2 Timothy 1:7).